COLLINGWOOD LEGEND TO PRESENT AFL
Ben Jensen 25 September 2011
FINAL GEELONG CATS COLLINGWOOD MAGPIES SHOULD THE UNTHINKABLE happen
and Collingwood get up next Saturday, Magpie great Murray
Weideman will present the AFL premiership cup. Meanwhile Collingwood
members are finding out if they got seats as part of the Grand Final
ticket ballot. Tickets have been allocated according to a long standing
pre-determined pecking order, see further details below.
COLLINGWOOD AFL GRAND FINAL TICKET ALLOCATIONS
AFL PRESS RELEASE
premiership captain Murray Weideman has been invited by the AFL to
be the presenter of the 2011 AFL Premiership Cup if the Magpies win
the flag on Saturday.
As is traditional
on Grand Final day, a representative for each competing club is on
hand to present the winning team with the Cup on the dais.
Last year, Magpie
great Peter McKenna had the honour.
180 games for the Magpies between 1953-63, kicking 262 goals. He was
Collingwood best and fairest in 1957, 1961 and 1962, Collingwood captain
1960-63 and captain of the 1958 premiership side, when standing in
for the injured Frank Tuck.
He also played
in the 1953 premiership side as a teenager and was inducted into the
Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
representative is premiership player Doug Wade, who kicked 834 goals
in 208 games for the Cats.
are made in the following order:
1 Club 5 and Legends members
Click HERE for
Priority 1 member Grand Final Ticketing Information.
Captains and Social Club members
Click HERE for
Priority 2 member Grand Final Ticketing Information.
Consecutive 10+ year members
Click HERE for
Priority 3 member Grand Final Ticketing Information.
If tickets remain
from the Collingwood allocation after Priority 1 member tickets have
been allocated, tickets will be made available to Priority 2 (Captains
and Social Club) members via a ballot, and then Priority 3 members
(10+ Consecutive year members) via a second ballot, subject to availability.
CATS GRAND FINAL BALLOT
A supervised random computer ballot based on registrations has been
conducted for eligible members who registered their barcode/s in the
2011 Grand Final ballot.
For Priority Group
1 Members, this determines the order of allocating tickets on a next
best available basis.
For Priority Group
2 Members, this will decide:
(a) who is successful and unsuccessful and (b) the order in which
tickets are allocated.
Members who are
successful in the ballot will automatically have their credit card
charged this weekend (24 and 25 September). Rejected credit cards
will be followed up via phone and any payments that have not cleared
by 5pm (EST) Sunday 25 September will result in tickets being cancelled.
These tickets will be reallocated to the member(s) next in the ballot.
The $4 registration
fee (per ticket) will be retained to cover administration costs incurred
in the set up regardless of whether the registration was successful
REGISTRATIONS AND TICKET COLLECTION
Members can log on to geelongcats.com.au or ticketek.com.au from 9am
on Monday 26 September to see if their registration in the ballot
was successful by checking the account number (issued at the time
Members are advised
to double check the account number to ensure that the correct account
has been searched for and that the account has not been missed when
looking through the successful list.
if your account number does not appear you have not been successful
in obtaining a Grand Final ticket. If you are unsure as to whether
your number was successful or require confirmation please contact
Membership Services on 1300 GO CATS (46 2287).
Tickets can be
collected from Victorian Ticketek agencies as of 12noon Monday 26
September or at the MCG on Grand Final day. Tickets must be signed
for and collected by the credit card holder along with presentation
of appropriate ID.
ACCESS TO STANDING
Eligible members who were not successful in the ballot but still wish
to attend the Grand Final will have access to purchase a Standing
Room ticket. These tickets are strictly limited and will be sold on
a "first come, first served" basis via the Ticketek website
or telephone (1300 796 939) services only. There is a limit of one
ticket per eligible member, however eligible members can purchase
a maximum of eight tickets in one transaction (barcodes for all members
are required). Standing room tickets will be available from 12noon
Monday September 26 until 5pm (unless sold out prior). Members who
have been successful in the ballot will not be able to access a Standing
Adult - $150
Concession - $102
Adult eligible members may only purchase tickets at adult prices and
junior/concession eligible members may only purchase at the concession
Room tickets can be collected from Victorian Ticketek Agencies or
any National Collection Agency from 9am Tuesday 27 September. Tickets
may also be collected from the Ticketek box office at the MCG on Grand